India marks 85th Indian Air Force Day। Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa says IAF working towards ‘Technology Intensive’ capability। For the first time, indigenous LCA Tejas takes part in IAF Day Flypast । IAF will issue RFI for 114 single engine combat aircraft within two weeks or so । RFI will go to Lockheed Martin for F 16 and Saab for Gripen for their latest variants । IAF aims to get 18 aircraft in 4-5 years, and 96 more in progressive manufacture from then onwards । Capability will be the first parametre for selecting the aircraft, and then the price । The selected aircraft will have more capabilities than those specified in the 2007 RfP for MMRCA । 18 aircraft will । IAF will consider General Atomics’ Predator C Avenger if offered by US Government। But, says Air Chief BS Dhanoa, no RFI or RFP issued yet by IAF yet। Government approves partial disinvestment in HAL। HAL initiates process for 10 percent disinvestment through Initial Public Offer (IPO)। Indian Army destroys NSCN (K) camps on Indo-Myanmar borders.। India says No to Troops Deployment in Afghanistan। India, US Entering a New Phase in Strategic Defence Partnership, says Nirmala Sitharaman। Mattis describes India as a Major Pillar of Regional Stability and Security। German Chancellor Wins 4th Term। First Scorpene submarine delivered to Navy। Named Kalvari, after India’s first Foxtrot class submarine, it will formally be commissioned very soon। India’s legend, Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh passes away।
October 18, 2017
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DRDO at 104th Indian Science Congress-2017 in Tirupati

January 2017

Tirupati. India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has been participating in “Pride of India-Science Expo-2017” being held from January 3-7 at the Sri Venkateswara University Campus, Tirupati.

The five-day event has been organized as part of 104th Indian Science Congress (ISC-2017) inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The DRDO Pavillion at the mega science expo was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on January 3. He also visited various DRDO stalls and took keen interest in the DRDO products and technologies displayed there.

A special plenary session titled “Frontiers of Defense Research” was organized on January 4. Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri (SA to RM) and Director General (MSS) at DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy was the Convener of the session, in which eminent scientists from DRDO delivered their lectures. This included the Chief Controller R&D (Human Resources & Technology Management) MD Hafizur Rahaman, Director General (Micro Electronic Devices & Computational Systems) Dr G Athithan, Director General – Life Sciences Dr Shashi Bala Singh and Dr BS Subhash Chandran of DRDL, Hyderabad.

40 DRDO laboratories were participating at the expo to showcase state-of-the-art military systems and technologies at the DRDO Pavilion which narrate the saga of Self-reliance & National Pride with the “Make in India” spirit. Star attractions of the outdoor exhibits included the Long Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile Agni-5, Akash Weapon System, Shaurya Missile, the model of the BrahMos missile, Remotely Operated Vehicle Daksh Robot etc.
Indoor exhibits included models of AEW&C, LCA Tejas, Rustom UAV, the Advanced light-weight Torpedo (TAL), Multi-mode Hand Grenade, NBC Suit, Anti-mine Boots, Micro Wave Power Module, S-Band MSS Terminal, Integrated Multi Function Sight (IMFS), Preemptor System, various Life Sciences Products including Bukhari-the heating system, Alocal Cream, Ready-to-Eat Packaged Foods, Juices etc. DRDO pavilion has been a major attraction at the Pride of India Expo among visitors & students.




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